To vaccinate against gonorrhea, take away zinc?

New research on gonorrhea "suggests a way to halt the growth of this sexually transmitted infection in the host's body."

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria drug-resistance sexually-transmitted-diseases vaccines zinc

Experimental RSV vaccine boosts immune system for months

A new, experimental vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) shows early promise in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health immune-systems rsv vaccines viruses

Is just 1 dose of the HPV vaccine enough?

Evidence is starting to emerge that one dose of the HPV vaccine may eventually prove to be sufficient for protection, report researchers.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv vaccines

Rotavirus vaccine comes with lower risk of type 1 diabetes

Now that it's standard to vaccinate babies for the stomach bug rotavirus, researchers are observing an unexpected trend: fewer cases of type 1 diabetes.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies childrens-health diabetes vaccines viruses

This combo could make an RSV vaccine possible

New research addresses a hurdle in the way of an RSV vaccine.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | June 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health vaccines viruses

Discovery could lead to better maternal vaccines

A new discovery could lead to safer and more effective maternal vaccines, which protect pregnant women and their newborns from dangerous infections.

Sarah Avery-Duke | June 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies hiv placenta pregnancy vaccines

‘Trained’ master cells could improve TB vaccine

Training certain cells "might be one way we can make a more effective vaccine for TB."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | June 7, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems lungs tuberculosis vaccines

Antibodies that target flu’s ‘stalk’ protect people

"...stalk antibodies may be able to provide protection against influenza and could enable scientists to design a broader, more effective influenza vaccine."

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | June 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies influenza vaccines viruses

Will flu’s ‘hidden target’ lead to a universal vaccine?

The discovery of a broadly protective, naturally occurring human antibody could lead to better ways to prevent and treat the flu.

Bill Snyder-Vanderbilt | May 28, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems influenza vaccines

Gut segments have different immune system functions

Scientists may be able to take advantage of different segments in the intestine to develop new treatments for gut disorders or better oral vaccines.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | May 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food immune-systems intestines vaccines

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